Monday, November 19, 2007

smartphone Nokia N90

The N90 takes an intermediate position in a new N-indexed smartphone line. For the moment the N70 starts the line and the N91 is a top model. To tell the truth the N90 differs from its fellow models greatly. It has a considerably redesigned 60th platform being the first representative of the new generation smartphones by Nokia. The main difference from the younger model is a higher screen resolution that made the developers to rework the software part. The elder model has the same screen but also comes equipped with a hard drive and a Nokia 8800-like metal body. That is mainly some kind of a musical combine. The Nokia N91 is a niche device standing apart from the main line like all the N-series devices today. On the other hand in the nearest future we'll see some 6000 and 3000 series solutions based on these models. The manufacturer has stressed the design on purpose to distinguish the models from the line and make the audience not to intersect with the business class one directly and only involving a part of them.

Description: smartphone Nokia N90 Rating: 4.5 Reviewer: xcodex ItemReviewed: smartphone Nokia N90

Nokia E62 new

Now Available from Cingular.Nokia E62 new, this handset lacks high-speed HSDPA support (it does support EDGE) and has some interface quirks that take a little getting used to, but it's one of the most capable smart phones on the market.

As a phone, the E62 is on the quiet side, so your callers may be hard to hear. Dialing is easy, however, and the unit is comfortably light to hold. Talk-time battery life is excellent, reaching the 10-hour maximum that we test for.

The E62's roomy keyboard is its biggest draw: It's one of the most spacious arrangements I've ever seen on a candy-bar handset, with wide, flat keys that are beautifully sized and spaced. Setting up e-mail is a breeze, and sending and receiving messages are just as simple. The E62 handles attachments with aplomb, and its included office suite lets you edit documents easily. Though the included MP3 player is loud and clear, you'll want to use the bundled headset in lieu of the tinny internal speaker.

My few complaints center on features that the E62 lacks: It has no camera and no 3G service. The Symbian OS is surprisingly sluggish, too; I found myself hitting commands several times, thinking that the button presses hadn't registered, when in reality the E62 was just processing them slowly.

Otherwise, it's a stellar little device. Factor in its reasonable $200 price, and the E62 is a top contender-and number one on our chart.

Description: Nokia E62 new Rating: 4.5 Reviewer: xcodex ItemReviewed: Nokia E62 new

SanDisk Vaulter

sandisk SSD? Sure, you could go the hybrid hard drive route or you could take advantage of Vista's ReadyBoost feature. But here comes what looks to be an even better solution: a small flash drive that plugs into your laptop's PCIe port and holds just your OS. That's exactly what SanDisk's Vaulters are, 8GB and 16GB drives that work in parallel with your existing hard drive by "pre-controlling the distribution of storage data between [the Vaulter] and the hard drive." Details are still a bit sketchy, though we know that the Vaulter will appear as an additional drive in Windows and that Mac support is "coming soon." SanDisk plans to sell these little guys to OEM partners first but hopes to sell direct to the consumer eventually.
Description: SanDisk Vaulter Rating: 4.5 Reviewer: xcodex ItemReviewed: SanDisk Vaulter

Dell Precision M2300

Judging by the popularity of our article on Dell's Precision M6300, the Precision M2300 laptop. At first glance, this machine might not seem like a heavyweight; after all, it only sports a 14 inch display (WXGA+, 1440x900)--a far cry from the M6300's 17 inches of screen real estate. A quick look at the spec sheet, however, confirms that this notebook is indeed a "mobile workstation." First off, the M2300 can be configured with one of four Core 2 Duos, ranging in speed from 2.0 to 2.6Ghz. You can then fill it out with as much as 4GB of RAM, a 200GB hard drive, a NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M graphics card and even a 32GB SSD, if that sort of thing suits your fancy. At any rate, the littlest member of the Precision family starts at $1439 and should be available now, direct from Dell. Description: Dell Precision M2300 Rating: 4.5 Reviewer: xcodex ItemReviewed: Dell Precision M2300
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